3 killed in Cox's Bazar, Kushtia 'gunfights'

Sun Online Desk

26th April, 2019 01:26:41 printer

3 killed in Cox's Bazar, Kushtia 'gunfights'

Two suspected robbers and an alleged drug trader were killed in separate “gunfights” in Cox's Bazar and Kustia in the wee hours of Friday.

In Cox's Bazar, two suspected robbers were killed in a reported gunfight between two rival groups at Lemshikhali Darbar Ghat in Kutubdia upazila.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Didarul Ferdous, officer-in-charge of Kutubdia Police Station, said acting on information that two groups of robbers were exchanging bullet, a team of police went to the spot around 3:30 am.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on police, prompting them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.

Later, police rescued two people injured with bullets and took them to a local hospital where doctors declared them dead.

Two policemen were injured during the gunfight.

Police recovered one LG gun and two cartridges from the spot.

In Kushtia, a suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Bhadalia Sastipur in Sadar upazila.

The deceased was identified as Rafique Uddin, 35, son of Daud Ali of Baradi, a suburb area of the district town.

Tipped off, a joint team of DB police and Kushtia Model Police went to the spot early morning, where two gangs of ‘drug traders’ were exchanging bullet among them, said Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge of Kushtia Model Police Station.

Sensing presence of the law enforcer, the criminals opened fire to police, forcing them to fire back in ‘self-defense’.

After a brief exchange of gunfight, the criminals managed to flee the scene.

Later, police found Rafique with bullet-hit injuries and took him to General Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

He was wanted in several cases filed under Narcotics Act.

Four policemen were injured during the gunfight.

One pistol, two bullets, two magazines and 50 bottles of phensidyl were recovered from the spot.